I have no title for my recipe yet as I scratch my brains thinking what can I prepare full of flavor and yet healthy. Chinese is the theme this month and I picked Chinese not only as its Chinese New Year on the 31st Jan but also the style of cooking, the sauces, oils and the variety of ingredients that go in a dish will help us detox the Christmas festivity. The detox thought came to my mind as I opened my 2014 calendar which had a little dog sleeping with a heavy hat on saying “….. too many parties, time to detox”
Once the festivities are done the season of sale comes. I think I have seen the best sale in London, prices drop to up to 70% on certain brands bringing the winter collection to an end. Shopping with hands full of bags and stopping by China Town in Piccadilly Circus for a hearty meal is a common sight. However today I will share with you some easy recipes which will save you that extra ££££’s and help you loose on those calories by cooking amazing Chinese at home. So here’s an easy stir fried pork recipe for all you pork lovers.
- 2 tbsp of Mild Soya sauce/1 tbsp of dark soya
- 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
- 2 tbsp of Mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
- 1 tsp of crushed chilly flakes.
- 2 tbsp of toasted sesame oil
- 500 grams of pork loin/pork fillet
- 4 spring onions
- 2 red chilies deseeded
- 4 cloves of garlic crushed using a flat knife.
- 1 tsp of dark soya sauce.
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- Toasted peanuts and sesame seeds to garnish
- Marinade the pork with mild soya sauce, mirin, hoisin sauce, chilly flakes and sesame oil, keeping it aside for 1 hr.
- Chop the spring onions and slit the red chillies.
- Heat a wok adding the Olive oil, now add the pork and fry this for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the pork from the wok and keep aside.
- In the same wok add the spring onion, red chillies and garlic, fry this for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the pork and cover and let it cook until the pork is done.
- Garnish this with toasted peanuts and sesame seeds.
- Serve hot with a bowl of plain rice.